MG042(P) Maj. Robert Cain V.C.



Robert Cain was a company commander with the 2nd. Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, part of 1st. Airborne?s Air Landing Brigade (they came by glider not parachutes). During Arnhem his exemplary courage, leadership and skill with the PIAT anti tank rocket launcher (knocking out several German tanks) led to him being awarded Britain’s highest military honour. He was also wounded three times during the battle but continued to fight and lead his men with great gallantry and endurance throughout. Our figure shows him pistol drawn moving to a new position with the PIAT on his shoulder.